Tuesday, September 09, 2008

9 September 2008 Memory's Season

Each season has its charm. For me, Winter is a time to do indoor things, like stamping, writing, reading, making cocoa or hot spiced cider. Spring brings a welcome relief from cold and snow, Summer fills me with a playful mood, and Autumn, ah, Autumn! The ochres, scarlets, bronzes, and fitful changes in weather of Autumn! The title of this entry comes from the following poem.

Chill winds are wailing and
The sky weeps rimey tears.
Another summer's passing,
Another winter's near.

My heart vibrates
With the approaching steps
Of a season haunted
By long-gone scents and sounds.

With memories pierced by
The cries of southbound geese
Of golden afternoons bitter
With the haze of bonfires.

Old flames smoldering
Under the ashes of memory
Are rekindled and blaze
Brightly in my heart.

The echoing call of the loon
On the lake
is answered
By her mate. Would that you
Could answer mine.

Kathleen Chabot, all rights reserved

The following card was made at a Sale/Make 'n Take held by my very talented SU demo. Look, ma, no stamps!

The two cards below were made for Inkstainers weekly challenges. The first; 1-2-3-4 Challenge, which meant, 1stamp, 2 flowers, 3 brads or eyelets, 4 cs layers or pieces (as in punched cs).

This challenge was to stamp mailing labels.

This ATC was for me--or trade. I used one page from Vogue magazine, in which a model was wearing a very elaborate, voluminous evening dress. I used her head (ouch) as the focal point, and cut-up pieces of the dress as background.


Heather Robinson said...

Well, haven't you been busy learning new techniques and getting ahead with your Thanksgiving cards! Lovely to see all of your creations.

Michelle said...

For your SU card did you use punches? That is really adorable. Your cards are great, I love your take on the ink stains challenge.

Cindy Major said...

Ooh, lookie-loo, here's that sheep poking its head out! Turned out pretty cute, didn't it? (If I may say so myself!) ;P

Love to see what you're coming up with. I like how you're not afraid to tackle new techniques! :)


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